I almost feel sorry for the Japanese PlayStation 3 owners who played this version originally. All they’re getting with the Tales of Vesperia Definitive Edition is a slightly shinier version of the same game they played a decade ago. Western fans of the Tales series get an excellent reason to replay an outstanding game.


I’m one of those fans. I started replaying the game on Xbox One. After playing for several hours I swapped over to the Switch for convenience’s sake. I’m excited to get to the content I didn’t get to play back in 2008, but I am also excited to revisit one of my favorite games. The old stuff holds up. The new stuff is icing on the cake. Sweet, sweet Yuri cake.